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The Best Apple Orchards & Cider Mills near Ann Arbor

One of my favorite fall activities is picking apples, enjoying cider and donuts, and enjoying a fresh baked apple pie. I’ve compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and Cider Mills. I have split the list into those offering U-Pick Orchards and those that do not. Overall apple orchards and cider mills are mostly …

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Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fourth of July Celebrations? While restrictions have been easing over the last month, the need for advanced planning has affected or canceled a number of events for 2021. We ask all our readers to still keep precautions in mind – get vaccinated, wear masks and keep social distance when …

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Ann Arbor Area Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Guide

As we enter the growing season, there are usually tons of Ann Arbor Farmers Markets popping up. Most of the farmers markets are continuing some of their 2021 precautions – at least to start the 2021 Farmers Market Season. These precautions may make a farmers market outing less fun for the kids as shoppers are …

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Putterz Ramp

Putterz – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Putterz is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Back in 2016, my daughter and I visited Putterz in Ypsilanti for an afternoon of Miniature Golf after school. They are open each year from spring through fall. They are open for 2021! As an outdoor activity which naturally includes spacing between parties, …

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11 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

Places to Get Wet Near Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor area Pools, Water Parks, and Splash Pads are returning to operation in 2021. They are phasing in their operations as local restrictions are lifted. All of the locations on our list are opt to the public without a membership. Admission fees are noted where needed. Outdoor Pools Nothing says summer like a lazy …

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Ann Arbor Nutcracker Performances

The Nutcracker Ann Arbor Area Performance Guide

For many families seeing The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. We are lucky to have a number of Ann Arbor Nutcracker performances to choose from. We are currently updating this list for 2019. Featured Nutcracker Performances: Disclosure: The following events have paid for increased exposure. Randazzo Dance Company’s The Nutcracker – December 21 & 22 …

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Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs & Recommendations

Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs

The AADL Summer Game brings a whole new level to Ann Arbor Summer Reading Programs. We’ve got details on how it works (including like a traditional summer reading program) and other Ann Arbor summer reading programs. I’m also sharing links to the Summer Reading Recommendations that we have shared in the past. Over the years my …

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Ready to Explore Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime - #MyTownMyPrius

Exploring Ann Arbor in a Prius Prime

Disclosure: Toyota USA provided me with a Prius Prime for the week and compensation for activities over the weekend. They are also making a donation on my behalf to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Donation As a thank you for participating in the MyTownMyPrius promotion, Toyota USA is making a donation to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. …

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Smokehouse 52 Saline - Burnt Ends

Smokehouse 52 Saline – Restaurant Review

We were eagerly awaiting the opening of Smokehouse 52 Saline since it was first announced. When we heard it was opening on Monday night, we stopped in to try it out. We arrived for dinner around 7p and were seated immediately Smokehouse 52 Saline Food Appetizer Our favorite BBQ appetizer is Burnt Ends. Most restaurants, …

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